My dad is a chiropractor and my grandfather was a chiropractor, but as I was growing up, I didn’t always plan to follow in the family business. In fact, I was pretty stubbornly devoted to NOT going into the family business until my sophomore year in college.
My dad and grandfather attended a seminar at Parker University (which is one of the 17 chiropractic schools in the nation), and during their seminar, I heard some of the chiropractic students talk about why they wanted to be chiropractors. There wasn’t any specific quote that inspired me, but as I listened to them talk about their passion for the profession I had a very definite “calling” moment.
Preachers and ministers talk about having a calling – when they know that God has instructed them to dedicate their life to ministry. At that moment, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that all of the talents, interests, abilities, and experiences that God had gifted to me were for this purpose: so that I could help people be healthy.
As chiropractors, we pursue health. We pursue normal physiology. We want our practice members to operate at the highest potential, and we know that the best way to achieve their highest potential is to remove problems. We want you to be able to accomplish your health goals for an entire lifetime.
In any business, not every day is easy. Even if you love what you do, there are days that are difficult. When I have those days, I hold onto that calling and remember why I do this – because everything in me desires to keep my patients healthy.